HELD ON JUNE 10, 2009


A Special-Called Meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Natchitoches Parish School Board Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and upon roll call, the following members and Elwanda Murphy, Secretary Treasurer, were present:    Cecil Walker, Carroll Daniels, Ralph Wilson, Julia Hildebrand, Millard Bienvenu, Joella Wilson, Billy Benefield, Harry Graham, Pam McAlexander and Craig Rachal.    Absent:   Emile Metoyer.


The meeting was called to order by President Wilson, followed by an invocation by Mr. Benefield and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Wilson.


Mr. Laborde presented an update on the student transportation contract with Durham School Services.


On motion of  Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Graham, the Board unanimously approved Clinton Sampson, principal, Sandra Franks, Jacque Fontenot, Bobby E. Kellogg  and Anthony Milner, travel to Atlanta, Georgia,  from  June 27, 2009 to July 3, 2009, to attend the Model School Conference for High School Redesign.   Paid for High School Redesign Grant.


On motion of Mr. Benefield, seconded by Mrs. McAlexander, the Board approved  Renee’ Lewis, Becky Phillips and Cindy Crowell, nurses, will rotate for summer school (June only).  Paid by General Fund. 


On motion of Mr. Benefield, seconded by Mrs. McAlexander, that the Board hereby approve a salary of $105,000.00 base pay for the superintendent.     YEAS:   Walker, Daniels, Hildebrand, Bienvenu, Benefield, McAlexander and Rachal.   NAYS: Wilson,  J. Wilson and Graham.     ABSENT:    Metoyer.   (Carried)


On motion of Mr. Benefield, seconded by Mrs. Hildebrand, and with unanimous consent, the Board suspended the rules to add to next month’s meeting that we recognize several students from Natchitoches Central High School.


On motion of Mr. Benefield, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board adjourned.